Critics of Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert often decry him as the "dumbest member of Congress." When he caught the virus that's killed nearly 600 thousand Americans, he said it was due to wearing a mask. When Republicans claiming to be electors in the 2020 election showed up to submit sham electoral college votes, Gohmert sued the former Vice President for not counting them.
Comments from Gohmert during a Tuesday House Natural Resources Committee hearing have reinvigorated that criticism, after he suggested the Department of Agriculture (Forest Service) or Bureau of Land Management (BLM) could change the rotation of the sun and moon to curb climate change.
ORBITS: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the… https://t.co/d2GusM3KGf— Forbes (@Forbes) 1623190333.0
Citing claims from the past director of NASA that the moon's orbit is changing slightly, Gohmert asked a representative from the Department of Agriculture:
"So is there anything that the National Forest Service or BLM can do to change the course of the moon's orbit or the Earth's orbit around the sun?"
After a brief silence, the representative, apparently containing laughter, responded:
"I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert."
People were amazed at Gohmert's question.
So Gohmert thinks the Green New Deal is bad, but he's open to CHANGING THE ORBIT OF THE EARTH AND THE MOON???? https://t.co/gZzcPhyjtW— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire) 1623246103.0
Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2013: “We must stop being the stupid party.” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert in 202… https://t.co/ufdXHZKorw— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin) 1623250455.0
Ok someone explain what is this man talking about.🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/pyHjPe6gnN— Cheryl S S (@Cheryl S S) 1623250527.0
Stop negotiating with these people and stop treating them as governing equals https://t.co/mFhtFRbnZP— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman) 1623253178.0
That’s flipping crazy.😟We really need to stop “tip toeing” around instability in our government‼️It is dangerous &… https://t.co/CEeTGtmGAM— Marie Maduemezia (@Marie Maduemezia) 1623190801.0
The characterization of Gohmert as the "dumbest member of Congress" once again surfaced.
Louie was afraid that his title of ‘dumbest congressman’ was being challenged by the newbies 😂 JFC https://t.co/Gj8GYgBgHc— erina0311 🐠 (@erina0311 🐠) 1623254274.0
Well...I can see that Louie Gohmert is not willing to give up his title of "dumbest member of Congress" without a f… https://t.co/ty6Bfk6rsI— Jeff Mayers (@Jeff Mayers) 1623194618.0
The dumbest member of congress wants to know if the US forest service can alter the rotation of the moon. Cool, coo… https://t.co/KczqVgSSCn— Christo Furbufay (@Christo Furbufay) 1623245096.0
Gohmert has yet to address the comments.